Living our lives Though tragic and disturbing, it wasn’t surprising when news broke on Monday of twin bombs detonating at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. As a nation, we’ve been under attack by extremists, both domestic and foreign, since 1993 during the first World Trade Center bombing. Despite our best efforts to prevent them, these kinds of attacks continue to happen while America stands for openness and freedom in a democratic society.
It also w...
What do I know about guns? “Liberals don’t know anything about guns.”
I’ve heard that stereotype more than a few times in my life, and more so in the months since the massacre at Newtown, Conn.
Like most stereotypes, it’s a twisted view of reality, repeated by people trying to prop up their argument — in this case, the pro-gun argument.
Actually, a lot of liberals know a lot about guns. They just don’t worship them the way a lot of conservatives do.
They don’t ...
Public education One of the top accomplishments of the 2013 West Virginia legislative sessions will likely be the education bill.
While it is significant, it’s just a start. Much more work needs to be done to truly improve public education in West Virginia.
In making education a priority this session, state leaders have merely taken the first step in a process that will be played out in the months and years ahead.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin commended the mem...
Letters To The Editor, May 12, 2013 Jared Marcum incident
I am appalled at the number of letters submitted by retired military personnel on the issue of the Jared Marcum incident. I can only surmise from their comments...
Letters to the Editor, May 5, 2013 First Amendment
A benefit of the First Amendment is that when all people can freely express themselves, normal people are regularly reminded of how warped some can be in their thinki...
Letters To The Editor, April 28, 2013 Looking for Donna
Hello, I’m from Michigan and I have been looking for Donna Sue Browning Gardner for over 35 years. I was told she still lives in Harts?
It is really important to ...
Letter to Editors, April 14, 2013 Cabell County DOH
Although I am not the supervisor for Corridor G, I would like to take the time to express my thanks to the DOH employees from Cabell County working in Logan on Corr...
Letters To The Editor, March 31, 2013 Bi-polar support group
People diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive disorder, experience mood swings ranging from the lowest low to the highest high. During t...